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You know sharp, but what’s way beyond scary sharp?

You know sharp, but what’s way beyond scary sharp?

03-14-2022 03:38 AM by Sark | 4 comments »

Got this short 48-page book as a free download from Kindle (don’t remember why it was free) and totally enjoyed it. I think the science behind sharpening is certainly applicable to wood working tools. I’ll just share a few points to whet your appetite. Common misconceptions & myths opens the book: Obtuse edge angle has better edge retention. Nope, acute angled edge outperforms for both performance and endurance in all cutting tests. Felling axes, for example, do best with a 25 degree c...

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"Making Woodworking Aids & Devices (Revised Edition)" - Robert Wearing

"Making Woodworking Aids & Devices (Revised Edition)" - Robert Wearing

02-16-2022 01:13 AM by SMEAC | 2 comments »

Particulars:“Making Woodworking Aids & Devices” Revised Edition -Author: Robert Wearing-Illustrations: Gay Galsworthy-1985 Revised Edition of Woodwork Aides and Devices 1st published 1981 by Sterling Publishing Co, New York NY-Paperback, 223 pages-ISBN:0-8069-6264-x How I came to get it:I ‘purchased’ this book as one of my ‘free’ books I often get when buying books through Thriftbooks. You see, one accrues credits towards free books/etc on future p...

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"The Age of Wood" by Roland Ennos

"The Age of Wood" by Roland Ennos

06-23-2021 11:32 PM by Phil32 | 11 comments »

This book published by Scribner presents the idea that human pre-history went through an Age of Wood comparable to the Stone Age, Bronze Age, or Iron Age. Wood has often been overlooked by archeologists because artifacts of wood do not survive for thousands of years like the other materials, but have played a similar, vital role in the development of civilization. 318 pages including notes and references.

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The Workbench Book

The Workbench Book

12-22-2020 03:59 AM by BillGo | 5 comments »

I was talking to someone on another channel and this book came up. I thought I would post a review of it here so more people could see it. I think this is a great reference book for workbenches. The author has done a great job researching the history, and background for how workbenches have been used through history, the purpose of them, and the important factors to consider when coming up with the perfect bench for your needs. Things like: – What kind of work you want to do ̵...

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Very Good Plans for Model A Ford

Very Good Plans for Model A Ford

05-11-2019 10:45 PM by Redoak49 | 8 comments »

I recently bought two sets of plans for a Ford Model A. I reviewed the one from Gatto earlier and was not happy with the way it was printed on blue paper and hard to read. This one from Forest Street Designs is much better and clearly printed on white paper and very clear. This allows me to copy various parts of it to make the parts. I have looked briefly through the plans and it seems to have very good details. While I do not expect to completely follow the plans, I do expect to uti...

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Good Plan but Poor Printing

Good Plan but Poor Printing

05-11-2019 01:38 PM by Redoak49 | 4 comments »

I recently purchased the Model A Roadster Plan from Gatto Plans. The details in it are pretty good but the printing is not good. The plans arrived and printed on blue paper. This makes it very difficult to make copies to use while making the model. In addition, the printing is small and looks like it was typed and probably was as it is copyrighted in 1990. For my older, more mature, eyes, this plan is very user unfriendly. I have tried scanning to black and white with different sett...

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Great Resource for Plane Identification

Great Resource for Plane Identification

01-09-2019 12:04 AM by poopiekat | 0 comments »

This is a three-volume set of reference books that focuses on patents for woodworking tools throughout U.S. history.Images of all planes, and a variety of spoke shaves, obscure shoot boards, tools for shoe-making, all compiled from the US Patent office, are shown and described here. Other than a Stanley #11, I was not aware of the huge volume of leather (shoemaking) tools. The primary patent holder, and secondary partners if known are listed along with a basic guide to rarity. Patents a...

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In the Greene & Greene Style and Greene & Greene Design Elements for the Workshop

In the Greene & Greene Style and Greene & Greene Design Elements for the Workshop

09-11-2018 08:39 PM by Jerry | 23 comments »

I just bought these two excellent books. Best investment in woodworking books I’ve made to date. Richly illustrated and photographed these books represent many many years of research and production of Greene and Greene masterworks. Detailed sketches, plans, templates, jigs, and techniques abound. If this is not the definitive guide to all things Greene & Greene and how to make them yourself, then I don’t know what is. If you want to make Greene & Greene furniture, then these...

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Parametric Modeling with Autodesk Fusion 360

Parametric Modeling with Autodesk Fusion 360

11-02-2017 03:00 AM by oldnovice | 18 comments »

This is a well written introduction to Fusion 360, and it can be very helpful if Fusion 360 available on your PC as book is written as tutorial. The text starts, and repeats on occasion, with how to navigate the setup, log into Fusion 360, and how to use history tools. At first this seems a little redundant but, at least for me, it was worth the repetition as the history tools are different from anything I have used before and in Fusion 360 these tools are extremely helpful. There are ...

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A great source of ideas

A great source of ideas

09-23-2017 02:20 PM by whope | 2 comments »

A few years ago I decided that I wanted to produce items with an Asian influence. To get more information and ideas, I browsed around Amazon and found this title. Seemed like it might be what I wanted. Indeed it is. It covers eight countries (and various regions) from India to Korea. Each chapter discusses general style of furniture and factors that contributed to that area’s style. Then there are many photos showcasing examples. There are also a couple pages on region wood and to...

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